As a mother-less child, beautiful Haven Stunham never could find her place in small-town Alabama, having grown up on the riverbanks with an uneducated father and a housekeeper determined to mold her with Old Testament scripture. After graduation, she shakes off her hometown like a fur coat in July and doesn't stop until she runs out of gas on the flipside of Georgia. While life is good in Sweetgrass, destiny waits for her back home. When she returns to Sugar Bend years later to bury her father, the harsh memories begin to soften around the edges. And amidst the emotion of reconciliation, she makes a choice that will change her life as well as her eternity. God uses the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy and the ultimate sickness of her young daughter to demonstrate that Jesus is found in more places than a church pew. He's even found where the river bends. Christy Kyser Truitt has lived in the Deep South her entire life and always near a river. The Demopolis, AL, native currently resides in Auburn, AL, with her husband Brian and four children. She is a graduate of Auburn University where she proudly wore her blue jeans with her pearls as a Kappa Delta. Following a career in banking, Christy is currently a public speaker and uses her journalism degree to write full-time. Her first novel, Serenity Point, was published in 2006.